The Different Methods to Use Delta 8 Tinctures
Since the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, legalizing hemp and its constituent cannabinoids with the exception of delta 9 THC, delta 8 has become more popular seemingly every day. As a result, there are already seemingly endless products that contain this relaxation-inducing cannabinoid, including things like capsules, gummies, vapes, and more. However, the best way to ingest delta 8 is still the traditional tincture. Read on to find out about the different methods for doing so.
What Is a Tincture?
Before discussing the most effective ways of using a tincture, let’s start at the beginning with a general description of what one is. Tinctures are widely used in the herbal medicine field because they allow makers to isolate beneficial components in plants, fungi, and other natural products, and delta 8 tinctures are no exception. They’re taken orally, not inhaled or used topically.
Direct Method of Ingestion
Delta 8 tinctures can be taken directly just like any other herbal remedy. Just drop a tincture into the mouth and swallow. This simple, straightforward method means the delta 8 has to be absorbed in the digestive tract before it can enter the bloodstream, so it takes around an hour for the effects to become noticeable. The trade-off is that the effects are also longer-lasting as a result, and the tincture often remains effective for six to eight hours.
Sublingual ingestion makes use of a set of glands beneath the tongue that allow for the rapid absorption of certain substances. It allows users to bypass the digestive process entirely, which means the effects will be more rapid, kicking in between 15 and 30 minutes. Simply place a few drops of the tincture beneath the tongue and hold them there for 90 seconds or so. The effects should last between four and six hours.
Mix It Up
Some people prefer to add delta 8 tinctures to beverages or even foods. Taking some with a morning coffee or an afternoon cup of tea can mask the taste without affecting the user’s desired dose. Some people even use it in baked goods. Just be aware that delta 8 tincture will begin to degrade when temperatures reach around 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Can You Use It Topically?
Whether a tincture can be used topically depends on whether the delta 8 was infused into oil or alcohol. Many manufacturers use high-quality MCT oil, as a carrier for delta 8, which means that their products can be used topically. Just keep in mind that the results will likely remain fairly localized.
Can You Vape It?
Delta 8 tincture, and other tinctures, for that matter, are not intended for vaping. Attempting to do so can lead to personal injury through the harmful particulates produced by the vape pen. Oral tinctures are meant to be taken by mouth. Only vape oils are safe for use in vape pens.
How Much Tincture to Use
Because delta 8 tincture is not a medication, there is no set dosage. Every person responds differently to the substance depending on a wide range of factors, including:
Weight and BMI
Medication and food interactions
Delta 8 tolerance
Buy High-Quality Tinctures
If there’s one thing that newcomers should keep in mind as they begin their journeys into the wonderful world of delta 8 tincture use, it’s that quality is the key to an enjoyable experience. Look for a company that takes pride in its products and provides plenty of information about their ingredients.
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